Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Natural Bergamot Oil, Organic Black Tea
Flavors
Bergamot, Smoke
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “What was I thinking? Oh, who knows… I haven’t been a big fan of bergamot or smokey teas in the past, but have recently started enjoying ‘some’ of them. It started with The Tea Spot’s Earl of Grey....” Read full tasting note
  • “sipdown! (201) i had a cup of this yesterday and another earlier this afternoon… tooo much bergamot for me. but i do like the smokiness with this one. :) Thanks terri!” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another from TeaboxB! thanks again everyone! I’ve never heard of a smoky bergamot… it honestly didn’t sound very good but I had to try it. It’s actually perfect. One teaspoon at four minutes…...” Read full tasting note
    87
  • “Smoky Earl Grey is not a flavor combination I would have come up with, but the cute tin on this one suckered me in and I don’t regret it a bit! Bergamot is definitely the main note here, with the...” Read full tasting note
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From The London Tea Room

Named after the great British politician Sir Winston Churchill, this bold, smoky tea brings images of cigars, smoke and whisky. We think Sir Churchill would have approved!

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3294 tasting notes

What was I thinking?
Oh, who knows…
I haven’t been a big fan of bergamot or smokey teas in the past, but have recently started enjoying ‘some’ of them.
It started with The Tea Spot’s Earl of Grey. I bought a little for Tony to sample, & although it didn’t really thrill him, I enjoyed it! It has a lemony pastry quality & is delicious.
I started enjoying some of roasty oolongs I was getting from Verdant. Not the same as smokey, but kind of opening the door in that direction.
Then I got into drinking some Keemun from the LTR, that has a nice smokey character to it. I also noticed with some smokey teas, a little sweetening gives that smoke a caramelized taste, which I like.

So then I went off the deep end & bought some of THIS!
It’s basically a smokey tea with an earl grey addition. I’m not really sure how I feel about it, to be honest, but I’m trying to go through some of my flavored teas. It is, of course, a tribute to Winston Churchill, who smoked cigars & drank watered down whiskey. He was known for his wittiness, and here is my favorite quote:

Lady Astor (first woman MP in the House of Commons): “Mr Churchill, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your tea.”

Winston (getting unsteadily to his feet): “Madam, if I were your husband … I’d drink it.”

He was not a tea drinker.

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sipdown! (201) i had a cup of this yesterday and another earlier this afternoon… tooo much bergamot for me. but i do like the smokiness with this one. :) Thanks terri!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Another from TeaboxB! thanks again everyone! I’ve never heard of a smoky bergamot… it honestly didn’t sound very good but I had to try it. It’s actually perfect. One teaspoon at four minutes… yep, perfect. The base is the perfect strength. There are equal parts smoke and bergamot. A nice smoke and a nice citrusy bergamot. It’s very intriguing! I know many people can’t take their bergamot and they can’t take their smoky teas. But I like both! And I can’t believe both aspects are done this well. I might sneak this from the teabox.

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Smoky Earl Grey is not a flavor combination I would have come up with, but the cute tin on this one suckered me in and I don’t regret it a bit! Bergamot is definitely the main note here, with the smokiness just adding a bit of depth and complexity to the blend. It’s a bit assertive if you drink it straight, but with a dash of milk, it’s a wonderfully rich and flavorful morning tea. I’ve found myself reaching for it 5 out of the 7 days since I bought it, so I’d say this purchase was a success!

Flavors: Bergamot, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Martin Bednář

Yay, smoky EG… that’s something for me!

Devon Bartholomew

I’m totally a sucker for cute packaging, myself!

Cameron B.

@Devon – Aren’t we all? ;)

Inkling

In general I’d say “don’t judge a tea by its tin”, but it worked out for me this time! :)

tea-sipper

I’ll have to find this tea to drink soon…it’s around here somewhere.

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